Celebration &Honor


Text by Jerome Tharaud

ROCKY BOY'S INDIAN RESERVATION - A stunning array of reds, ochres, yellows and greens covers the hillsides and coulees at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation this week. Inside the Rocky Boy Elementary School gymnasium on Thursday morning, it was as bright as the hills outside: the red of the drying meat, the tawny color of freshly tanned hides and the deep purple of ground chokecherries.

As part of the schedule of events for Native American Week, tribal elders have been teaching the old ways - cooking, crafts and games - to Rocky Boy students in the hope that their natural...

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